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so basically the PSTV is the Sony gizmo that will add backwards-compatibility to play PS3, PSP, etc. games on the (can't-do-that) PS4 - for $100 extra. well that's good no doubt for all the folks with a lot of those games (i don't see a DVD drive, so i guess it's just their cloud download games). of course you could simply keep your PS3 plugged in for free ... but hey, it's a new gizmo! that's news! but what this has to do, aside from the similarity in names and price,...
 yes. this actually reminds me of the "Mac-killer" Windows 95 launch back in the day, when MS co-opted many useful OS 7 UI elements it previously lacked (and Netscape's pioneering browser too) and used its "walled" enterprise PC lock-in (cross platform services/files did not yet exist) to push Apple and all others aside for the next 12 years. Now it's Apple's turn to do the same to Google (and Dropbox et al.) with iOS 8, centered on its ever growing, constantly improviing...
not sure the "analyst" quotes above are consistent with this article's headline - but the headline is, yes indeed, the real story yesterday:   - Apple finally added its own versions of the most popular features of Android that iOS previously lacked, taking that advantage away from Google.   - Apple is taking every opportunity, especially its newly prominent Spotlight search, to make using Google search unnecessary for common everyday needs, incorporating strategic...
agree with all of you unhappy with the current ATV UI. the small candybar IR remote is terrible, hard to use accurately. and the iOS Remote app is crude, still a cursor trackpad UI instead of simple app buttons interface. can't believe both have not been significantly improved after all these years.   so i use those just for Netflix and nothing else. too much trouble.   whereas the AirPlay UI is great - simple, and built directly in to iOS media apps, including third...
well this year it's not too hard to guess the new iPhone/iPad models and key features:   - a sapphire screen iPhone 6s, otherwise largely unchanged except for some spec bumps. - a larger screen 6x (whatever it's lettered), super thin like the iPod touch, but otherwise like the 5s with Touch ID. - a 6c largely unchanged from the 5c except for spec bumps. - new iPad and iPad mini models with Touch ID and spec bumps.   the pundits will all say "meh," but consumers will...
it's clear to anyone with a brain that IDC, Gartner, and SA "cook the books" to make their paying clients look good and badmouth Apple at every opportunity since they know Apple will never pay their bribes. just like it is clear that Samsung constantly lies about its sales figures. but none of the media - tech or traditional - call them out for any of it. they've all devolved to regurgitators and bullshitters (aka pundits), while checking facts is real work. and...
Open GL Is about games. you can expect all platforms to routinely update to its new generations in cycle since games are big money makers for all. just like they update to the latest bluetooth and wifi standards in cycle - high end hardware first. those are cross platform standards, and yes, they "progress". but 64 bit is not, you got an apples and oranges argument. Android doesn't need 64 bit to achieve Google's business goals, except bragging rights if that matters....
well we know 32 bit is good enuff for Samsung's second rate version. we'll see if they can improve it with that constraint.
chips do not = business strategy. there is no "natural progession" in markets manipulation. Google's agenda is based on other factors, not chips.
you don't "see" that 64 bit power making Toch ID work so smoothly or the Camera app producing excellent pix for us photo dummies, but it's there just the same.
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